Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2016

Jonah Hill Highest Paid Jewish TV Actor

Jonah Hill


Movie star Jonah Hill is actually one of the highest paid television stars in America and the highest paid Jewish actor. This according to the results of a survey conducted by Variety.

Jonah Hill comes in seventh overall, taking in $350, 000 per episode for his upcoming new Netflix series Maniac. But this will not add up to the big bucks as this is only a one time project as of now with only a few episodes scheduled. So this comes nowhere near the $18 million that David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow each took home for the final season of Friends back in 2004.

A remake of an original Norwegian series, Maniac is about a man in a mental institution (Hill) who has a very active fantasy life where he gets to live the life of his dreams. It is described as a dark comedy.

Just after Jonah Hill on the list is Julie Kavner — tied with her co-stars — who plays the voice of Marge Simpson on The Simpsons. Kavner makes $315, 000 an episode and does not even need to worry about how her hair looks as she never appears on camera. That comes to around $6.3 million a season depending on how many shows air.

Jeffrey Tambor makes $275, 000 an episode for the original Amazon series Transparent. And down at the bottom of Variety’s list comes actor/comedian Jeff Garlin. He make a paltry $90, 00 per installment of the moderately successful sitcom The Goldbergs which airs on ABC. But don’t feel too sorry for Jeff as that comes to about $2 million a year.

So Jonah Hill has at least something to smile about after the failure of his movie War Dogs last summer.

Hill led the list of Jewish sitcom stars. With television dramas it is a whole different story. We had to go way down the list to number 19 just ti find Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker, who is married to Ferris Bueller himself Mathew Broderick, takes in $275, 000 per episode for her new HBO show Divorce. Can you guess what that show is about?

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